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Sichuan Takin Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Budorcas taxicolor tibetana
  • Class

    Mammals
  • Order

    Artiodactyla
  • Range

    The Sichuan takin is found in China and bordering mountainous regions.

  • Habitat

    A strong climber, this herd species makes its home at elevations ranging from 4,000-14,000 feet. The terrain it inhabits can range from alpine forest to barren grasslands above the tree line.

  • Niche

    An herbivorous mammal, Sichuan takin live in herds that can range from 200 to 300 individuals. The species migrates to higher elevations during summer and returns to lower elevations as winter descends. Their diet includes shrubs, grasses and herbs.

  • Life History

    Sichuan takin mate during July and August, and females give birth after a gestation period of seven-eight months.

  • Special Adaptations

    The Sichuan takin's tough, flexible hoofs provide a good grip when the oxen climbs in its mountainous home.

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